Behind his newspaper, Stevenson chuckled.
A crackling loudspeaker announced that the helicopter was ready for boarding. Barbie was called first because of her collie. It was put in a cage screwed to the floor in front of her seat.
Stevenson's place was opposite the boy's. He still pretended to be reading his newspaper, all the while keeping an eye on Barbie. Suddenly Stevenson felt watched himself. Cautiously, he looked up. His eyes briefly met the boy's, who tried to conceal a grin. How observant children were. That boy had noticed his interest in the woman.
Stevenson resolved to be more careful.
(To be continued)